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Lemasson, Henry, Views of Tahiti and Moorea
2002.R.22  
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Description
An album of 52 photographic prints by Henry Lemasson depicting indigenous peoples, architecture, harbor scenes, and street scenes in Tahiti and Moorea.
Background
Henry Lemasson was stationed in Papeete, Tahiti where he served two terms as postmaster (1895-1904 and 1912-1925), as part of the French PTT administration (the former French Postal and Telecommunications service). He photographed events, people, and locations in Tahiti and other nearby islands. Paul Gauguin, who was in Tahiti during the same period, had his paintings photographed by Lemasson and also seems to have owned some of Lemasson's photographs.
Extent
1 album(s) (52 photographic prints)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.